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8th Grade SS - 8.15C

Quiz by Debbie Turner

Grade 8
Social Studies
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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8.15.C: Social Studies - Government

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  • Q1
    Which provision of the U.S. Constitution reflects this grievance?
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    The commerce clause allows Congress to regulate trade among the states.
    The president can appoint justices with the advice and consent of the Senate.
    Congress can override a presidential veto with a two-thirds majority vote in both houses.
    Congress has the power to establish federal courts.
    8.15.C: Social Studies - Government
  • Q2
    Which excerpt from the Declaration of Independence best explains why colonists were unhappy about their lack of representation in the British parliament?
    “He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people.”
    “He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.”
    “For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences.”
    “For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent.”
    8.15.C: Social Studies - Government
  • Q3
    This provision is a response to which grievance from the Declaration of Independence?
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    “For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government...”
    “For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever...”
    “He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records.”
    “He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners.”
    8.15.C: Social Studies - Government
  • Q4
    Which of these is a grievance from the Declaration of Independence?
    Colonists were required to serve a year in their colony’s militia.
    Colonists were not eligible to become officers in the British army.
    Colonists born in America were prohibited from holding elected office.
    Colonists were forced to quarter troops in their homes.
    8.15.C: Social Studies - Government
  • Q5
    Conflicting interpretations of this amendment played a major role in the —
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    Nullification Crisis
    Corrupt Bargain
    XYZ Affair
    Bank War
    8.15.C: Social Studies - Government

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